Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Feb 2009 14:46 UTC
Windows Microsoft on Feb. 2 released the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Ecosystem Readiness Program as part of its effort to prepare its partners for the availability of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. The new program provides tools and resources partners need to begin testing their existing applications, devices and systems to ensure compatibility with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
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Dunno why I'm bothering but here goes. Windows 7 shows some promise. I've found it to be far more stable than Vista in that I don't get the "Not Responding" window freezes and crashes that I got in Vista all the time. Win7 IMO should have been what Vista is. Those of us who bought Vista are getting screwed so the comment about refrigerators that fail this often get recalled or even gov't involved.

The other statements you made not so true. The same hardware I used for WinXP worked fine with Vista and even better under Win7 (except scan functions on my old hppsc1210).

Ubuntu is a great product too. I use it for certain tools but to try to introduce it on a wide scale takes the big vendors to do so who would market hardware made to work. These little eePC's or whatever Asus calls the mini-laptops are a start. Otherwise the choices remain Mac or Windows and just us hobbyists using Linux.

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